Nintendo SNES Classic comes with these 21 games

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 26, 2017
Updated • Jan 4, 2018
Games, Misc

Nintendo just announced the SNES Classic, a new classic console that the Japanese company plans to release on September 29, 2017.

The SNES Classic console follows in the footsteps of the very popular NES Classic. Demand was super high for the NES Classic, and it was often difficult to get your hands on one.

Devices were sold for a premium on marketplaces like eBay or Amazon, as they were out of stock most of the time.

Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic earlier this year, and it seems unlikely that the device will make a comeback in the near future.

SNES Classic

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The SNES Classic on the other hand will be available starting September 29, 2017 for a retail price of $79.99.

You get a console for that with 21 games, 2 SNES controllers, and a HDMI cable. The games are fan favorites through and through; here is the list:

  1. Contra III: The Alien Wars
  2. Donkey Konk Country
  3. Earthbound
  4. Final Fantasy III
  5. F-Zero
  6. Kirby Super Start
  7. Kirby's Dream Course
  8. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  9. Mega Man X
  10. Secret of Mana
  11. Star Fox
  12. Star Fox 2
  13. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  14. Super Castlevania IV
  15. Super Ghouls and Ghosts
  16. Super Mario Kart
  17. Super Mario RGP: Legend of the Seven Stars
  18. Super Mario World
  19. Super Metroid
  20. Super Punch-Out
  21. Yoshi's Island

The collection includes some of the most popular SNES games of all time including Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country or Super Metroid, but also something for RPG fans in form of the fabled Secret of Mana and Earthbound games.

The bundle includes a previously unreleased game, Star Fox 2, as well as Nintendo notes. It is unclear yet if the SNES Classic will be released worldwide on September 29. 2017.

Update: The SNES Classic comes to Europe as well on September 29, 2017. The German Nintendo website confirms this, but does not list a retail price. It confirms however that the games are the US  NTSC versions of the games which means that they will play with 60Hz. It also states that a power adapter is not included. The US Nintendo site states that "one USB charging cable with AC adapter" is included.


The SNES Classic comes packed with some of the most popular Nintendo games of all times, and also games by companies such as Square, Capcom and Konami.

I will definitely try to grab at least one unit.

My hope is that Nintendo has learned from the high demand that the NES Classic had, and will produce enough units to satisfy fans all over the world. This would also limit the charging of two, three of four times the retail price.

While the 21 games are a great start when it comes to the SNES Classic, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System had so many great games that I hope that Nintendo considered making this thing extensible.

I case you are wondering what those are, check out our 2016 article Nintendo should release a SNES Classic.

The SNES Classic is definitely cheaper than picking up a classic Super Nintendo console from marketplaces like eBay, especially if you want some of the games included as well. What sets it apart from the classic system is HDMI support as classic consoles don't play too well with most modern TVs.

Now You: What's your take on the release?

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  1. foolishgrunt said on June 27, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I have a no-guilt policy about downloading ROMs and emulating games that are no longer for sale. I’ve been using my desktop computer to get my NES/SNES/N64/Gamecube fix for years now.

    I may have to rethink this policy, now that *some* of these games are *sort of* for sale. Maybe.

  2. MazTerGee said on June 27, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I agree with all the above, too many great games missing, they should embed at least 50 Games, but I say 100 Games to round it off, and sell it for a bit more.

  3. hirobo2 said on June 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I was afraid it wasn’t gonna have StarFox, arguably the best game on the SNES.

  4. Psy said on June 26, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    The US version was so ugly. Any info on which skin will have this console in Europe?

    EDIT: Nevermind, just so an article on the european version. YES, it’ll be the beautiful version!!!

    1. TianlanSha said on June 27, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      I always found the Famicom and Super Famicom way more appealing than the US counterparts. Famicom looks laid-back, kinda like a toy with bright and relaxing colors, the US versions look really edgy, somewhat professional and badass, which isn’t bad, but I prefer colorful laid-back designs.

      1. hirobo2 said on June 28, 2017 at 8:37 pm

        Americans and Asians have different tastes. Super Famicom would not do well in USA looking like that.

    2. Eureka said on June 26, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      I actually like the way the US Version looks

  5. TianlanSha said on June 26, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    I’ve never had an SNES, just a Chinese knockoff NES around 1998-2002 like the rest of the kids in my country, but I’m glad there are Castlevania, Zelda and Mario Kart. Those games are amazing.

    1. hirobo2 said on June 28, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      I was always wishing for a SNES when I had a NES. And when I got the SNES, the only games I ever enjoyed were Mario All-Stars (remake of NES Mmario games) and StarFox. The NES had more games that I actually liked playing.

  6. Yuliya said on June 26, 2017 at 8:06 pm


    And where’s stuff like Killer Instinct (my favourite game on SNES), FlashBack, StarWars, Donkey Kong 2 and 3, Mario AllStars, Mortal Kombat, etc.. The hell, such a poor selection, and all these rom files are so small they all fit on a single 2GB memory card. Unlike NES, SNES did have a large collection of really good games.

    1. The Dude said on June 27, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      Yuliya how did you manage to get such a high DPI quality of image in windows? did you use some special settings?

    2. The Dude said on June 27, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Yuliya how did you manage to get such a high DPI quality of image in windows? did you use some special settings?

      1. Anonymous said on June 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm


      2. Yuliya said on June 27, 2017 at 10:14 pm

        Windows 7 has two methods of scaling.

        Right click on desktop > Screen resolution > Make text and other items larger or smaller > Set custom text size (DPI)

        Here you’ll find a box regarding scaling mode with either using XP-style or the newer one (which is default in 8 or 10). Play with it, here it’s checked, so I’m using XP-style. Also, while I have no idea if it’s true or not, scaling results are better if you don’t use a custom factor like 137%. Better stick with values such as 125, 150, 175, 200, etc. You can drag that slider with left click or write in that field your own value.

        If you use a theme crated before applying the scaling, switch to default Aero one then start again selecting your wallpaper/windows colours, as the theme file can contain font settings from your previous scaling options.

    3. hirobo2 said on June 26, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      Yeah, it seems it doesn’t have DKC2. So, no sale for me. How the F can you leave out DKC2 and Mario All-Stars from a compact games list?

      Whoever was in responsible for creating this list should be fired.

    4. Martin Brinkmann said on June 26, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Sure, there are probably 100 or so awesome games missing but I would not call the selection poor. It does contain some of the best games released for the system. I hope that Nintendo will release add-ons for the system if it plans to release new games for it. Pushing out SNES Classic 2, with 21 new games, would be a mistake in my opinion.

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